Craster Retreat

Craster & Embleton Area, Northumberland Coastal

  • The stunning stone inglenook fireplace is an original feature of this a 200-year-old cottage

You can book this property from:

  • £1,494 per week
  • £213 per night

Features

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 king/super-king beds
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 single Zip&Link bed

Kitchen

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer

Bathrooms

  • 4 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Families

  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Outdoors

  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

Accessibility

  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

At a Glance
• This is a two-storey property.
• It sleeps eight and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
• No bedrooms on the ground floor and four bedrooms on the first floor.
• The kitchen, dining and living space has level access and stairs to the first floor.
• There are parking spaces for two cars, directly outside.
• The front entrance has stepped access. The outdoor space has stepped access.
• Externally there is a front and rear garden with stepped access.
• Dogs are not permitted in the property.
• No smoking or vaping is permitted in the house.

Pre-Arrival
• The property is best reached by car. It is situated in Craster Village, there is a driveway to the front of the
cottage and a parking space is in front of the house. The front door is accessed via the driveway; there is a
key safe by the door at 124cm height.
• Public transport; the property can be reached by rail, the nearest mainline railway station is 8 miles away.
https://www.coastalretreats.co.uk/activities/how-to-get-here/
• Taxis are available from the station. A list of taxi companies can also be found via our website link above.
• Information about local bus services can be found on the Northumberland coast bus service website
http://www.northumberlandcoastaonb.org/getting-around/
• Local food partner Food Heaven (www.foodheaven.co.uk) can deliver and unpack groceries prior to your
arrival and items can be ordered up to 48 hours before arrival. Other supermarkets deliver to the area.
Alnwick (8 miles away) has large supermarkets, small independent shops, garages and all the local amenities.
• The brochure is printed in standard font size with pictorial representations of the main features. Our aim
with the design of our website is to make it as easy to use and understand as possible. We want visitors with
disabilities to be able to gain the same benefit from using our website as those who are able-bodied.
• Mobile phone reception may be poor within this area and we cannot guarantee a full signal.
• There is WiFi and a landline phone but the functioning of these cannot be fully guaranteed and any external
fault is beyond our control.
• The nearest NHS walk-in centre is in Ashington, which is 30 miles away, and the nearest A&E unit is in
Cramlington, which is 37 miles away. The nearest doctor’s surgery is seven miles away in Alnwick. Further
information is in the welcome folder.

Access to the Property
The car parking is approximately four metres from the entrance and the front door is accessed via a gravel driveway.
There are no handrails or ramps on the approach to the building. The path is 135cm wide and provides a stepped
access.

Entrance to Property
• From the car, the front door is accessed via decking and three concrete steps. There are no handrails or
ramps on the approach to the property.
• The door is side hung and manual and the width is 77cm with a small step of 7cm over the thresh of the
front door.
• Once inside the surface is coir mat and tiles and the area is fully lit by a ceiling pendant.
Any other comments and relevant information; the light switch to the right of the door is 125cm.
Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways
• The entrance hallway areas are lit by ceiling pendants and the floor is covered by tiles and there are 14 stairs
leading to the first floor.
• The stairs are carpeted and are brown stripe in colour, the walls have been decorated in a white colour.
• The width of the passageway is 180cm.

Sitting Room/Lounge
• The living room is accessed from the hallway with a door opening of 77cm and is furnished with 2 x 3 seater
sofas and an additional comfy chair.
• It is all on one level with no steps and the floor is covered in carpet which is beige in colour.
• The walls have been decorated a white colour.
• There is one coffee table located in the centre of the room and two lamp tables which can easily be moved.
• There is a log burning stove and radiators to heat the room.
• The room is spacious with sufficient space to move around.
• There is a digital TV which has full digital access/subtitles, the TV rests on a TV stand.
• Lighting is natural daylight with a mix of ceiling pendants and table/floor lamps.

Reading Room
• The reading room is accessed from the hallway with a door opening of 68cm and is furnished with 1 x 3 and
1 x 2 seater sofas.
• It is all on one level with no steps and the floor is covered in carpet which is beige in colour.
• The walls have been decorated a white colour.
• There is one coffee table located in the centre of the room and two lamp tables which can easily be moved.
• There is a log burning stove and radiators to heat the room.
• The room is spacious with sufficient space to move around.
• There is a digital TV which has full digital access/subtitles, the TV rests on a shelf unit.
• Lighting is natural daylight with a mix of ceiling pendants and table/floor lamps.

Dining Area
• The dining area is situated in the kitchen with level access from the living room and reading room via a door
opening which is 76cm wide.
• The dining room floor is tiled which is a cream colour and the walls have been decorated in a white colour.
• Seating around the table is for eight people, with upright chairs without arms. A wheelchair can easily be
pulled up to the table if needed.
• The dining table has legs on each corner, which are 66cm from the floor to the lowest point of the table
(under space) and is 77cm high. Lighting is natural daylight with ceiling spots.
Kitchen
• The door openings to the kitchen are from the living room/reading room and the opening width is 76cm.
• The kitchen has level access with a tiled floor.
• The kitchen is fully equipped with a cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer.
• The doors of the oven drop down and the handle is 73cm above the floor. The hob is 92cm above the floor.
• The worktop and sink are 91cm above the floor. The wall cupboards are 136cm high.
• The sink taps are single mixer lever taps.
• The highest shelf in the fridge is 142cm and the lowest drawer in the freezer is 40cm.
• The kitchen is lit by down lighter spots.
• The kitchen flooring is tiled which is beige in colour and the walls have been decorated in white colour.

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas
General Information
• There are no ground floor bedrooms.
• On the first floor there are four bedrooms comprising of two king size bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms,
one super king or twin single, one twin with single beds and one family bathroom, which are reached by 14
stairs.

Specific bedroom information (one for each bedroom)
Bedroom one is on the first floor and has a king size bed
• The clear door opening into the bedroom is 69cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 50cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 128cm.
• There are two bedside tables which are 60cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and beige in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There is one wardrobe and eight drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 164cm high and they
cannot be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is a digital TV.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.Any other comments and relevant information; there is a blue patterned feature wall and ensuite shower room.
Ensuite shower room is connected to Bedroom one
• Entrance is all on one level with a clear door opening width of 69cm.
• The shower has a raised lip of 26cm.
• The shower has a sliding door and a detachable shower head.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 42cm.
• Wash basin height is 81cm with a pedestal under the sink.
• All taps are modern lever taps.
• There is no shelf over the sink.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with ceiling spot lights and mirror lights.
• It has tiled flooring which is beige in colour with beige tiled walls.
• For a photo please see the website.

Bedroom two is on the first floor and has a king size bed
• The clear door opening into the bedroom is 69cm wide.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 55cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 120cm.
• There are two bedside tables which are 70cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling spot and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and beige in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There are two wardrobes and eight drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 165cm high and they
cannot be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is no digital TV.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.Any other comments and relevant information; ensuite shower room.
Ensuite shower room is connected to Bedroom two
• Entrance is all on one level with a clear door opening width of 69cm.
• The shower has a raised lip of 26cm.
• The shower has twin sliding doors and has a detachable shower head.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 42cm.
• Wash basin height is 82m with a pedestal under the sink.
• All taps are modern lever taps.
• There is no shelf over the sink.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with ceiling spot lights and mirror lights.
• It has tiled flooring which is beige in colour with beige tiled walls.
• For a photo please see the website.

Bedroom three is on the first floor and has a super king or twin single beds
• The door opening into the bedroom is 69cm wide with an 18cm step inside the bedroom.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 62cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 60cm.
• There are two bedside tables which are 55cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and beige in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There is one wardrobe and eight drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 160cm high and they
cannot be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is not a digital TV.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.

Bedroom four is on the first floor and has twin single beds
• The door opening into the bedroom is 69cm wide with a 18cm step inside the bedroom.
• The height of the bed from floor to mattress top is 57cm.
• The space to the side of the bed is 70cm.
• There is one bedside table which is 58cm high.
• Lighting is via a mix of ceiling pendant and bedside table lamps.
• Flooring is carpet and beige in colour, with white coloured walls.
• There is one wardrobe and eight drawers and storage space. The wardrobe rails are 168cm high and they
cannot be adjusted.
• Bedding is hypo-allergenic.
• There is not a digital TV.
• See photos and video tour on our website for more details.

Bathrooms, Shower rooms and Toilets
Ground floor WC/Cloak room
• Entrance is all on one level with a clear door opening width of 62cm.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 43cm.
• Wash basin height is 81cm with a radiator under the sink.
• All taps are twist taps.
• There is a shelf over the sink which is 117cm high and 60cm wide.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with a wall light.
• It has tiled flooring which is beige in colour with white coloured walls.
Any other comments and relevant information; there is a fish pattern feature wall.

Family bath/shower room is on the first floor.
• Entrance is stepped with a clear door opening width of 69cm and an 18cm step inside the bathroom.
• The shower is separate from the bath and has a raised lip of 13cm.
• The shower has twin sliding doors and has a detachable shower head.
• Height of the WC floor to seat is 41cm.
• Wash basin height is 79cm with a pedestal under the sink.
• All taps are modern lever taps.
• There is no shelf over the sink.
• There is no grab rail.
• The bathroom is lit with ceiling spot lights and mirror lights.
• It has tiled flooring which is beige in colour with beige tiled walls.
• For a photo please see the website.

Garden
Garden 1:
• The garden area can be found to the rear of the property which is accessed immediately from the rear door
via a door with a step of 7cm and clear access width of 76cm.
• The areas within the garden are stepped.
• It has a decked patio and a lawned area.
• Table and seating are in this area which is not suitable for a wheelchair to pull up with a table height of
77cm. There are two fixed bench seats.
• The width of the footpaths are 90cm and the surface is concrete. The width and length of the patio is 2.5m x
4m.
• There is some outside lighting which are manual switch lights.
Garden 2:
• The garden area can be found to the front of the property which is accessed immediately from the front
door via a door with four steps and clear access width of 76cm.
• The areas within the garden are stepped.
• It has a decked patio and a lawned area.
• Seating in this area has three bench seats, one wooden and two fixed stone seats.
• The width of the footpaths are 60cm and the surface is decking. The width and length of the patio is 5m x
1.2m.
• There is some outside lighting which are manual switch lights.

Description

This 200-year-old stone double-fronted fisherman's cottage holds a prime position in the village of Craster with commanding views over the harbour and coastline. Its quaint period architecture belies the owners’ forward-thinking philosophy, evident externally from the solar panels on the roof, and internally from the stunning contemporary styling and the presence of so many 21st century luxuries. The owners have painstakingly renovated this former house using traditional materials which now offers the warmest of welcomes to Coastal Retreats guests with its thoughtfully designed interior and finishing touches.

Craster Retreat retains much of its original features such as the inglenook fireplace with log burner, wooden beams, vaulted bedroom ceilings and exposed stone work. In contrast the interior design is all 21st century luxury from the beautiful Lulu Guinness linen in one of the two master bedrooms with ensuites, to the kitchen with its two ovens and full range of cooking utensils for gourmet dining at home. Watch the world go by from the front garden with its sea views or let the little ones run around on the small rear lawn while you relax on the decking.

Sleeping eight and within steps and sight of several of our other Craster cottages, it is ideal for a groups of friends or family holidaying together.

  • Former fisherman's cottage by Craster harbour
  • Close to the start of the Dunstanburgh Castle coastal walk
  • Careful renovation with exposed timbers & beams, stonework and inglenook fireplaces
  • Living room with log burner
  • Two superb ensuite master bedrooms with side views over the harbour, each with king-sized beds and distinctive Lulu Guinness bed linen.
  • Small enclosed rear garden with well designed timber decking for dining and small lawn for toddlers
  • Contemporary artwork by Mick Oxley and Alan Smith Page
  • A short walk from the village pub, restaurant, café, art gallery and children's play park
  • Private leisure club membership (entry fee applies)

Ground Floor

  • Large kitchen/dining room with oak table to seat up to eight and freestanding American style fridge freezer
  • Lounge with log burner and large flat screen TV
  • Second lounge/reading room/games room with enamel electric stove and TV
  • Downstairs WC and lobby

First Floor

  • Two master bedrooms, each with king-sized beds and ensuite shower rooms
  • Twin bedroom, ideal for children or adults
  • Third bedroom with versatile zip and link bed – superking or twin (please state at time of booking how you want this made up otherwise it is 'as found')
  • Family bathroom with bath and shower cubicle

Externally

  • Small enclosed rear garden with decking area with outdoor furniture and lawn
  • Larger front garden with lawned areas, decking and seating
  • Parking for two cars

ALWAYS COMPLIMENTARY:

  • Oil central heating
  • Solar-powered hot water
  • Electricity
  • Log burner with a starter supply of logs
  • Bedding and bath towels
  • Starter supply of kitchen roll, dishwasher tablets, toilet roll, washing up liquid, salt and pepper
  • Sewing kit
  • First Aid kit
  • Wi-Fi
  • Travel cot and high chair

RETREAT AMENITIES

  • Double oven and hob
  • Microwave
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen and tableware
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Washer/dryer
  • Clothes line
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop, bucket, dustpan and brush
  • Tea towels
  • Dish cloths
  • Oven gloves
  • Hairdryer
  • Smart TV
  • Books and magazines
  • Landline telephone with honesty box
  • Toys and games
  • Outdoor table and chairs
  • Key safe for independent arrival
  • Leisure club membership (small entry charge applies)

AVAILABLE BY REQUEST

Extra linen and towels (charges apply)

CANDID COMMENTS

There is no separate tumble dryer just a washer/dryer and a retractable washing line in the garden. The rear garden is small with no view and no room for kids play equipment but enough for a table and seating.. The front garden is prettier and sunnier but not enough privacy for dining but lovely for sitting with a glass of wine at the end of the day and watching the world go by.
Please note the sea views are to one side, not straight out of the front of the house, and mobile reception is almost impossible in Craster.

TO NOTE

This house is a family owned holiday home and as such is unsuitable for holding large parties. Small gatherings are, of course, welcome but no ‘open house’ please. Tents, hot tubs and mobile homes on the property are not permitted. Please refer to our Large Group advice list for further information.

Whilst we take great care to represent our properties and their facilities as accurately as possible, the décor, furnishings and facilities shown in images and video tours may occasionally be subject to minor change.

It is suitable for children of all ages and includes a small private garden, books and toys, quirky features and fun wallpapers in the twin bedrooms. The harbour is steps away and fantastic for rock pooling and building sandcastles when the tide is out.

Reviews

We loved the Northumberland coast and the roomy cottage was perfect for our needs. It was great being in easy reach of the beach and rock pools to say nothing of the nets being thoughtfully provided.

Past Customer,

We had a great week at the Craster Retreat, a lovely house that I would be pleased to recommend without reservation. The dressing up box for the children was a particular hit! We were lucky with the weather and spent most of our time on lovely, sandy beaches - practically deserted, even over the Bank Holiday weekend. A day out at Alnwick Gardens was also a highlight of our holiday. It was all too short and we will certainly be back again.

Past Customer,

When we arrived in the dark after a long tiring journey from Southampton, the welcome we received was unbelievable...the house was warm, cosy, beds were made, the lamps were on for us and there was milk in the fridge and a cake on the table for us...we couldn't believe our luck. The house looks great on the website but in reality, its even more impressive.

Past Customer,

Just had four nights at 'Craster Retreat'. Amazing cottage, the owners have obviously put a lot of thought into making the place comfortable and relaxing. Beds are very good with beautiful luxurious bedding, showers are powerful, kitchen is very well supplied & fitted and there was a good supply of logs for the wood burner. Lovely village with plenty of walks and beautiful beaches nearby.

Past Customer,

Location

Craster is a quaint and friendly fishing village and this Retreat holds a central position overlooking the small harbour, close to amenities such as the well-known Jolly Fisherman pub and restaurant, a café, art gallery, seafood restaurant and home of the famous Craster kippers, Robson's Smokery. To the north of the harbour is the popular walk to the iconic ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle which dominates this stretch of rocky shoreline. Beyond the castle is the white sands of Embleton and another much-loved walk around the headland to Newton.
For further information on the area, see our Craster section.